First I am 67 and learning from all you smart people.
I have a VAIO home premium OEMAct Model #vgnar830E. My Toshiba HD died, and my friend gave me the VAIO with the HD removed. So I am starting with nothing as I live on a very limited income, but I am going to try with all your help.
I have ordered a hard drive and I have a recovery disk of the same Vista Home Premium OEMAct from my old Gateway laptop.
Can I use this recovery disk in my VAIO? Along with the new hard drive? Should I try to find Windows 7 and install this rather than the Vista? Then as I understand from all of you, I will need to download the drivers. If this is correct, can you tell me which one I will need?
I have watched a video of installing items and did install memory in the back and keyboard of my old Toshiba so I am not afraid to try things. If there is a list of things to do, send it along and I will keep you updated on my going abouts.